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Recipes - Blueberry Coffee Cake

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1/3 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Butter or margaarine
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Blueberies, fresh or frozen

Directions

  1. Mix topping ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients and stir together thoroughly.
  3. In another bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Mix in oil and milk. Pour into dry ingredients and stir together until moist. Fold blueberries into batter.
  4. Fill greased 9 inch baking dish or tube pan. Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 – 60 minutes or until it shrinks away from sides of pan. Cool about 30 minutes before removing from pan. Turn right side up.

About Blueberries

Blueberries are ranked Number 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other commercially grown fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of blueberries provides the antioxidant power needed to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.

These round, dark blue berries offer more than just good looks and taste. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin A, containing more than any other fruit. One cup of blueberries is 84 calories and also provides nearly one-third of an adult's daily requirement of vitamin C. Blueberries are low in sodium and high in dietary fiber and contain no cholesterol or fat.

According to the B.C. Blueberry Council, there are about 17,000 acres devoted to growing almost 80 million pounds of blueberries in the province. This makes British Columbia the largest producer of highbush blueberries in Canada with production increasing steadily.

At Stewart's Berry Patch, our plants are highbush which means that at mature height, the plants are between 4 to 6 feet tall.  The plants have been chosen for their growing season, flavor and size. Three early varieties, Duke, Reka and Sparton are generally ready in early July. The other varieties, Blue Crop, Nelson and Sierra are ready late, likely mid-month.